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Sky Patrol


Published 1939


You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.


Run time 0:58:49
Production Company Monogram Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - March 26, 2006
Subject: All Hail Tailspin!
Tailspin Tommy is back! After enjoying Danger Flight, hes back for more adventure in Sky Patrol. Tailspin helps a bunch of graduates on their first assignment patrolling a piece of land for some claudestine activity. When one of the pilots is captured, its up to Tommy and his crew to beat the bad guys AND to rescue the captured pilot! Will Tommy Save The Day?
This was not bad, Tailspin is less of a pathetic wimp he was in Danger Flight, but still remains quite stupid (keeping live grenades in pockets for starters). Once again, as in Danger Flight, kids are there to save the day with valuable clues, and at the end of this one, they shill unapologetically for a another option besides the boy scouts, the SKY Scouts! And thats the next movie in the Tailspin Tommy canon, Scouts of The Air! Actually, no it isnt, because even if it was advertised, it was never made!
Reviewer: silverside1 - - September 5, 2005
Subject: Sky Patrol
Having to read two reviews by resident revisionist historian "uglygeorge" in a row is like being forced to watch two Oliver Stone movies.
Reviewer: Accountant - - September 5, 2005
Subject: Ugly George
How many times does Ugly George get to use this venue as his political football. Review or shut up, George !
Reviewer: ridetheory - - April 29, 2004
Subject: Cloudland Revisited
Another "Tailspin Tommy" adventure. This time, Tommy is an aviation instructor in the fictional "Sky Patrol" -- sort of a Coast Guard of the air. Jackie Coogan (who later played Uncle Fester) is Carter Meade, a gun-shy trainee. At the Sky Patrol's graduation event the young airmen's final test is to shoot live ammo at ground targets, and, presumably, not to spray the airshow crowd below with friendly fire. When Carter panics and fails to pull out of a dive, Tommy conks him on the noggin with what looks like a rolling pin. (Was that standard military training procedure back then?) Moments later, when Carter comes to, Tommy cheerfully encourages him to land.

In an morally ambiguious finale, Carter overcomes his "irrational phobia" of guns by plugging a bad guy and grinning sheepishly at Tommy. Atta boy!

Gadget Alert: Somewhere in the middle of the picture, Tommy tracks the baddies' amphibious plane with a silly-looking electrical doo-dad covered in dials and knobs, and complete with a wee sparking "Jacob's Ladder", just like in the Frankenstein movies.
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